Under the Influence

Have you heard the phrase, “they were at an impressionable age”? While I realize that children, in their innocence and inexperience and state of phenomenal growth are very impressionable, I don’t think we ever outgrow that completely.  In fact, I believe that we were created to be influenced, and likewise to be influential. And I […]

What About Food?

I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “The problem with life is that it is so daily.”  I don’t know why exactly, but that tickled me and still does when I think of it. Kind of like the way the movie, Groundhog Day tickles me. We want our days to add up to something. […]


It’s a tricky thing, achieving some sort of balance.  Some days trickier than others, huh? Finding the balance between work and play.  Between taking charge and going with the flow.  Between supporting family members with our presence and supporting them by giving them space.  Between focusing on our goals and personal development and focusing on […]

Claim Your Power

I usually end my written or video posts by saying something like, “I hope you’re taking really good care of yourself!” Today I’ll tell you why. It’s because I am a recovering perfectionist/negative thinker/codependent-validation-seeker. How’s that for an exhausting line-up? I know all about not taking care of self; of pushing too hard and denying […]

When the Plot Thickens

I few weeks ago I met the grandmother of a child newly diagnosed with Autism.  A new chapter for the whole family as a mind boggling reality begins to sink in.  I promised my new friend that I would write a post to let that little mother know that she’s not alone! And already I […]